May 13, 2012
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Police moms find pride in daughters following in their footsteps

One mother's 22 years in law enforcement gave daughter first-hand look

Prince George’s County Officer LaVonne Dickerson said she feels as though she was born into law enforcement. Her mother’s 22 years in the department gave her a first-hand look at the potential career path from an early age.

After deciding to follow in her mother’s footsteps and graduate from the police academy two years ago, Dickerson and her mother, Cpl. Loretta Williams, both of Brandywine, became the first and only black mother and daughter sworn officers in department history, according to Sgt. Sonya Rorls, a county police spokeswoman.

“I loved watching her do her job and seeing how exciting it was to do. I was like, ‘I want to do that. This looks fun,’” said Dickerson, who is a part of District 4’s patrol bureau in Oxon Hill. “No call is the same call. I enjoy being able to talk with the citizen’s in the county, living in the county, knowing the county and just helping people. That’s my main focus: helping.”

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